Friday, February 8, 2013

Tamil Word in English: Teak

The English word TEAK comes to use from Portuguese teca, which you can see in Tamil tekku, Telugu teku, Kannada tegu, etc. Teak is an East Indian tree whose timber has been used to build ships, railway carriages, and houses, and it is still widely used in the making of furniture. You can read more about teak trees in this Wikipedia article.

Here is a teak tree growing in Nepal:

The image below shows a bridge in Myanmar that is made out of teak wood:

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